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Crafts Museum

Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India (Nizamuddin)
11 337 1353
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Ranked #20 of 261 Attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was one of my favorite stops on a very through tour of New Delhi. It was so educational and flowed nicely. Everyone was very nice and relaxed. Lovely.

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New Delhi, India
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87 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum is situated on Bhairon Road adjacent to Pragati Maidan. You would be surprised that it is located in busy Delhi once you enter, calm, serene, peaceful and rural environs. I have sentimental reasons to visit Crafts Museum but frankly the place is a Must Visit. The rural surroundings have been created to imitate Indian villages, with craftsmen sitting... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The range of India's crafts is on display in this exquisite museum, from wood carving, over metal sculpture, to textiles and indigenous architecture. For anyone interested in regional differences in art and design, this is the place to go. I have been going mostly in the summer which makes it challenging due to the stifling heat in many of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The museum was very captivating with local people producing hand set stones into necklaces and earings, painting pottery, snake charming and displaying their wares. A walk around the grounds provides an insight into what a traditional southern Indian village looks like. The crafts shop was absolutely stunning and I ended up buying a lot of hand-spun cushions and a wooden... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of my favourite chill-out arty-crafty places in Delhi. Not so well known, hence not crowded. Free entrance and a nice cafe serving some of my favourites like the Kerala stew. A live craft demonstrations which keep changing from time to time, are very informative. The display in the main hall is very intresting. A craft stalls sell jewellery, painting... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Varied things to see, full of information, lovely outdoor exhibits, museum, shop, and wildlife about, and generally really worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare. We particularly liked the handicrafts stalls which sell items at extremely reasonable prices! A little girl danced for us for a few minutes with a man playing an instrument and... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited this museum on a Sunday afternoon during summer months. • It wasn’t very crowded. • The wall paintings are really good. Two galleries of handicrafts are good. • You can also see traditional Indian village views. • Gift shop is bit expensive compared to Indian standards, but entry to museum is free of cost. Definitely recommend.

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Patna, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you want to know about traditional handicraft of India and want to see haw they are made, must visit this Museum situated in Pragati Complex, you can directly interact with the artists and Sculptours, and also buy the product at very reasonable price, Traditional jwelery from East India to paintings from Jodhpur , Art work of North and South... More

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New Delhi, India
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I keep coming here, always hoping to find the bigger bazaars going on. Then is when the full force of craftsmanship comes to display the finest and latest and extremely original pieces of their creations. On quieter days, one can concentrate on the buildings and ornaments displayed throughout the premises, visit the AV room for a presentation and to soak... More

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taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Obviously there's space to improve in Crafts Museum,such us renovation of the village buildings exhibited, touch-up of the details.... as it seems not completely finished according to the staff there. Still, I love this museum. The textile/ritual items collection, murals, store, cafe, AV room with a beautiful documentary on India handicraft art.....Also the special Ajrakh (block printing+dying) exhibition tells a... More

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